Your “hope” comes from God. “And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You.” (Psalms 39:7).
- Share your true feelings with God, yourself, and with people who understand.
- Choose to read books, listen to music and TV programs that are positive and that talk about things you are hoping for.
- Attend Church regularly – The Word of God will encourage you quicker than any other resource, read it!!
- Get busy helping others that are in greater need than yourself.
- Visit a nursing home, hospital, or a shut in, and you will see how blessed you are.
- Choose to accept responsibility for your own recovery rather than waiting for someone else to “fix” you or “make you happy”.
- Finally, remember that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ has promised you a great future. This life is not all there is. There is a reason to live right and follow the Lord Jesus Christ, even when we don’t feel like it.
We have a lot to be hopeful for. “The thief (Satan) does not come except to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10). “And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die” (John 11:26). “Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, so that where I am, you may be also. (John 14:1-3).